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Wall Insulation and Cabinet Install

We’ve gotten a lot more done since the last update. First, I framed the insides of the walls with 1×2 “studs” and 3/4″ R-Max 3 insulation. Lots of measuring and cutting with the miter saw. Insulation in place and attached with Gorilla Glue. (There will be 1/8″ luan over the interior of the side panels…




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Shopping, Cabinets and Stain

Friday was a bit of a shopping day – getting a longer trailer hitch for the Jeep so I can actually open the back gate, looking at electrical components like fuse blocks and bus bars, ordering the interior electrical components (lights, sockets and a 12v electric blanket) and lunch at Waffle House where I gorged…




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Visible Progress

After two days of mostly structural work, Rolbak is finally starting to look like a Teardrop. You’ll have to wade through the structural stuff like we did before you can see the good stuff. (Or scroll down, if you’re lazy.) Wiring of the rear running lights (red) completed, grounded and clipped up well. Then we…




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Teardrop Taking Shape

It’s been a productive few days with the teardrop build. We’ve done some construction including weatherproofing the subfloor, cutting the teardrop sides and re-wiring the trailer for new running and brake lights. Rather than roofing tar, we went with Henry Asphalt Emulsion Sealer & Damproofer to coat the underside of the floor and subfloor. I…




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Trailer Building Begins

I have a bit of a backlog on posts about the first portion of my trip (PA wedding and the trip from Ohio to Louisiana) but I’ve made placeholder posts for those and will finish them up as I get to them. In the meantime, work on the teardrop has officially begun and I wanted…




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Trailer Plans

One of my two main goals for my time off is to build a Teardrop Trailer with my dad. (The other main goal is to relax.) Here’s a little background on the concept, reasons and plans. First, for those of you that don’t know, this is a typical Teardrop Trailer: (image courtesy of Ed’s Teardrop…




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The Itinerary

I have 3 days of work remaining before my adventure begins. I thought I’d share an overview of the plans for my trip.First, I’ll be traveling to Eastern Pennsylvania (Reading, to be specific) to attend the wedding of a very good friend and catch up with her and with some other friends. It will be…




Background

As a prelude to this blog, I’d like to give a little background to who I am, what I do and what this is all about. My name is Ansley and I’ve been told I’m an overachiever. For the last 8+ years, I have worked for a mid-sized(?) software vendor in a support role. The…